Mad cow disease: What you need to know

Published On: Apr 25 2012 10:23:03 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 15 2013 11:03:55 PM CDT

Up to 30,000 Brits may be human carriers of mad cow disease. Here's what you need to know about bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE.

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Can my pet get it? -- Cats are susceptible to a version of BSE through cat food and meat scraps, but no other pets are known to be able to contract mad cow disease, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

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